Thursday, November 24, 2005

Welcome to the Biblioholics Anonymous Book Group Page, a collection of book lists, links, thoughts, and other literary miscellania brought to you from the literary discussions of Donna, Sue & Ed, Gail, Susan C., and Tim (with special guest appearances by Brad and Mike).

Here's a list of the literary works we've read since the book group's inception:


Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Anne Tyler
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich
Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust
The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann
The Optimist’s Daughter, Eudora Welty
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J. K. Rowling
An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde


Ulysses, James Joyce
The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass
Short stories, including selections by Jhumpa Lahiri, Eudora Welty, and Sherman Alexie
Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast, Bill Richardson
Vineland, Thomas Pynchon
The Green Mile, Stephen King
All the Little Live Things, Wallace Stegner
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt (plus other children's literature)


The Man with the Golden Arm, Nelson Algren
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien
Tortilla Flat, John Steinbeck
We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates
The Battle for Christmas, Stephen Nissenbaum


Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare
The Serpent and the Rainbow, Wade Davis
Krik Krak, Edwidge Danticat
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
Empire Falls, Richard Russo
White Noise, Don DeLillo
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien


The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
The Catastrophist, Ronan Bennett
Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo
1984 and Animal Farm, George Orwell
The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien


The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brian
Selected short stories and Candide, Voltaire
The School for Scandal, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon


Shutterbabe, Debra Kopaken Kogan
Dune, Frank Herbert
Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey
Hard Times, Charles Dickens
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
Wicked, Gregory Maguire
Losing Battles, Eudora Welty
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
Other Voices, Other Rooms, Truman Capote
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis


Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories
George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman at the Charge
Franz Kafka, The Trial
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Gregory Maguire, Son of a Witch
Michael Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White
Walter J. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz
Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac
Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad


Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Naguib Mahfouz, Palace Walk
Philip Roth, American Pastoral
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Stephen King, The Stand
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
Naguib Mahfouz, Palace of Desire
Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia


Jasper Fforde, The Big Over Easy
Ray Bradbury, Farewell Summer
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick